Parts and Crafts to Start Somerville Tool Library

Growing up, my dad always had a set of tools in the garage. Whether they were scattered among mismatched toolboxes or squared away in the professional-grade tool cabinet my mother eventually bought him, if we needed to fix something, we could probably find the tool to do it. Now that I’m on my own, and especially […]

Community Protests Tufts Daycare Transfer

By Andrea Simons On July 15, staff members and parents at the Tufts Educational Daycare Center (TEDCC) were notified that the university would be transferring the daycare to Bright Horizons, a large corporate daycare chain, on September 1, giving parents and staff six weeks to find new daycare options or comply with the switch.

News: Dirty Business

By Nick Cox When you think of the future, what leaps to mind? Jetpacks? Google Glass? Netflix beamed straight to your occipital lobe? How about discarded foodstuff? It’s the last one that Mayor Joseph Curtatone, in true Somerville style, is betting on. On February 25, City Hall announced that it was seeking applicants for a […]

Caps off to 294 Somerville High seniors

The classic pomp and circumstance processional, nervous jitters and caps and gowns are some of the few aspects that accompany graduation season. On Tuesday, June 4th, members of the Somerville High School Class of 2013 had their time to shine as they walked across the stage at Dilboy Stadium to receive their diplomas. Graduation exercises […]

Somerville students meeting Michelle Obama

Five fifth-grade students from Somerville’s Arthur D. Healey School are heading to the White House Thursday, April 4 to meet with Michelle Obama. The First Lady singled out the five local students to help spread the word in an attempt combat childhood obesity. Ariana Docanto, Brian Chan, Gabriela Lopez, Lana Popovic, and Sarah Sweeting have […]

In the Ring and Off the Streets

  The Somerville Youth Development and Boxing Club (SYDBC) will take some major steps forward later this month, and not just in the ring. Sure, the club’s top young fighters are heading to the Golden Gloves competition in Lowell, their title aspirations evident in their six-day-a-week training. Then there’s club member Rashida Ellis, who will […]